Help us raise donations this April for the National Autistic Society

help us raise donations for national autistic society

This year, YOU can make a difference! With every purchase of our wicker items this month, we’re donating 10% to the National Autistic Society and giving you an extra 10% discount as a thank you for helping to raise funds for our chosen charity.

The month of April is World Autism Month, and it begins with the United Nations led World Autism Awareness Day, on April 2nd, which highlights the need to fully accept those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

Our chosen charity for this year’s World Autism Month is the National Autistic Society. They are the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families, since 1962.

What is Autism?

The National Autistic Society provides all the information you will need in beginning to understand what autism is and how it is a spectrum condition that affects people in many ways.

Click here to find out more about what autism is.

Here’s a short video from the National Autistic Society that helps visually explain what autism is, narrated by Alan Gardner, the Autistic Gardener.

Why did we choose the National Autistic Society?

Recently, we’ve been working with @mayasmoonplay and have been truly inspired by Maddy’s dedication to improving Maya’s journey through life. See Maddy’s answers below to learn about how the National Autistic Society has helped her and her family.

  • How has the National Autistic Society supported you over the years?

“The National Autistic Society has provided events and activities we have attended personally where Maya is able to play and be around other autistic children in a welcoming, non-judgemental environment. It has meant for me, as a parent, that I got to meet other parents of autistic children, which is vital in feeling included and reducing isolation for parent carers.”

  • Do you have any advice for parents who are experiencing the same journey?

“At the beginning it can feel quite daunting, knowing your child is taking a different path to most other children, but over time you learn about autism, and it gets easier. I personally advise parents to listen to adult autistic voices. After all, they were autistic kids once, so take advantage of local autism courses and not be fearful of trying a variety of things to support our children with things like alternative communication, sensory equipment etc.

Also, using portage from as early as possible is key in getting all the support in place once they reach school age with EHCP’s. And most importantly, not trying to change our children but accepting them as they are.”

To keep up with Maddy and Maya’s journey and to learn more about autism advocacy, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Blog, or Pinterest!

What other ways can I help the National Autistic Society?

There are so many ways you can support the National Autistic Society, from raising money by running, cycling, or even hosting an online quiz with family/ friends and helping transform the lives of autistic people.

Campaigning with the National Autistic Society and lobbying your local MP council, and businesses to ensure autistic people and their families get the support and services they are entitled to. Or you can simply donate through their website:

national autistic society marathon

£600,000 in 60 days

This year National Autistic Society are celebrating their 60-year anniversary and are asking for support to help raise £600,000 in 60 days!

£6
A donation of £6 could enable the charity to keep its website up to date with the latest vital advice and guidance. Donate and be part of growing the biggest source of autism knowledge in the UK.

£60
A donation of £60 could ensure the online community is there for everyone who needs it, providing a safe place for autistic people and their families.

£600
Raising £600 could help 12 families receive support from the charity’s Education Rights line, helping those families to know their rights.

£6,000
Raising £6,000 could enable a job coach to support two autistic adults into paid employment, championing autistic talent.

£10,000
Helping to raise £10,000 could fund a year of running costs for three of the charity’s 116 community branches, supporting autistic people to overcome loneliness and isolation.

Donations to the National Autistic Society meant people like Robyn and her family could find support even through the pandemic.

Donations also meant Jerrel was helped by the charity’s Autism at Work programme to find employment as a data business analyst at HM Revenue and Customs.

Watch the videos to hear more about their journies. 

Browse our selection of wicker furniture today to help us raise donations! We have a wide selection of pieces, ranging from various price points, styles and sizes. 

Modern designs inspired by traditional furniture, our wicker furniture pieces are designed with luxury in mind, finished with gorgeous detailing these items look effortlessly stylish in any setting.  Made from natural rattan, we have a huge array of items including chairs, sofas, mirrors, baskets and planters to choose from.

10% of Wicker Furniture sales will be donated to the National Autistic Society via Work for Good

etagere small bookshelf set

Help us raise donations this April for the National Autistic Society

This year, YOU can make a difference! With every purchase of our wicker items this month, we’re donating 10% to the National Autistic Society and giving you an extra 10% discount as a thank you for helping to raise funds for our chosen charity.

The month of April is World Autism Month, and it begins with the United Nations led World Autism Awareness Day, on April 2nd, which highlights the need to fully accept those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

Our chosen charity for this year’s World Autism Month is the National Autistic Society. They are the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families, since 1962.

What is Autism?

The National Autistic Society provides all the information you will need in beginning to understand what autism is and how it is a spectrum condition that affects people in many ways.

Click here to find out more about what autism is.

Here’s a short video from the National Autistic Society that helps visually explain what autism is, narrated by Alan Gardner, the Autistic Gardener.

Why did we choose the National Autistic Society?

Recently, we’ve been working with @mayasmoonplay and have been truly inspired by Maddy’s dedication to improving Maya’s journey through life. See Maddy’s answers below to learn about how the National Autistic Society has helped her and her family.

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Maya enjoying a NAS activity
  • How has the National Autistic Society supported you over the years?

“The National Autistic Society has provided events and activities we have attended personally where Maya is able to play and be around other autistic children in a welcoming, non-judgemental environment. It has meant for me, as a parent, that I got to meet other parents of autistic children, which is vital in feeling included and reducing isolation for parent carers.”

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Family fun day with the NAS
  • Do you have any advice for parents who are experiencing the same journey?

“At the beginning it can feel quite daunting, knowing your child is taking a different path to most other children, but over time you learn about autism, and it gets easier. I personally advise parents to listen to adult autistic voices. After all, they were autistic kids once, so take advantage of local autism courses and not be fearful of trying a variety of things to support our children with things like alternative communication, sensory equipment etc.

Also, using portage from as early as possible is key in getting all the support in place once they reach school age with EHCP’s. And most importantly, not trying to change our children but accepting them as they are.”

To keep up with Maddy and Maya’s journey and to learn more about autism advocacy, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Blog, or Pinterest!

national autistic society marathon

What other ways can I help the National Autistic Society?

There are so many ways you can support the National Autistic Society, from raising money by running, cycling, or even hosting an online quiz with family/ friends and helping transform the lives of autistic people.

Campaigning with the National Autistic Society and lobbying your local MP council, and businesses to ensure autistic people and their families get the support and services they are entitled to. Or you can simply donate through their website:

£600,000 in 60 days

This year National Autistic Society are celebrating their 60-year anniversary and are asking for support to help raise £600,000 in 60 days!

£6
A donation of £6 could enable the charity to keep its website up to date with the latest vital advice and guidance. Donate and be part of growing the biggest source of autism knowledge in the UK.

£60
A donation of £60 could ensure the online community is there for everyone who needs it, providing a safe place for autistic people and their families.

£600
Raising £600 could help 12 families receive support from the charity’s Education Rights line, helping those families to know their rights.

£6,000
Raising £6,000 could enable a job coach to support two autistic adults into paid employment, championing autistic talent.

£10,000
Helping to raise £10,000 could fund a year of running costs for three of the charity’s 116 community branches, supporting autistic people to overcome loneliness and isolation.

Donations to the National Autistic Society meant people like Robyn and her family could find support even through the pandemic.

Donations also meant Jerrel was helped by the charity’s Autism at Work programme to find employment as a data business analyst at HM Revenue and Customs.

Watch the videos to hear more about their journies. 

Browse our selection of wicker furniture today to help us raise donations! We have a wide selection of pieces, ranging from various price points, styles and sizes. 

Modern designs inspired by traditional furniture, our wicker furniture pieces are designed with luxury in mind, finished with gorgeous detailing these items look effortlessly stylish in any setting.  Made from natural rattan, we have a huge array of items including chairs, sofas, mirrors, baskets and planters to choose from.

10% of Wicker Furniture sales will be donated to the National Autistic Society via Work for Good

etagere small bookshelf set
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